Characteristicks of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times by Anthony Ashley Cooper III
POLITICAL THEORY - John Locke
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It ranges widely over ethics, aesthetics, religion, the arts painting, literature, architecture, gardening , and ancient and modern history, and aims at nothing less than a new ideal of the gentleman. Together with Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding and Addison and Steele's Spectator, it is a text of fundamental importance for understanding the thought and culture of Enlightenment Europe. This volume presents a new edition of the text together with an introduction, explanatory notes and a guide to further reading. Convert currency. Add to Basket. Condition: New.
Anthony Ashley Cooper, the third Earl of Shaftesbury, lived from to He was one of the most important philosophers of his day, and exerted an enormous influence on European thought throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Shaftesbury received less attention in the twentieth century, but in the twenty-first century there has been a significant increase in scholarship on his work. Shaftesbury believed that humans are designed to appreciate order and harmony, and that proper appreciation of order and harmony is the basis of correct judgments about morality, beauty, and religion. He was at the forefront of developing the idea of a moral sense, of explicating aesthetic experience, of defending political liberty and tolerance, and of arguing for religious belief based on reason and observation rather than revelation or scripture. Shaftesbury thought the purpose of philosophy was to help enable people to live better lives.
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Shaftesbury's Characteristics of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times was published in It ranges widely over ethics, aesthetics, religion, the arts (painting.
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